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LOTD: A shot of blue

Hey guys!

I wore this look this weekend.  Simple bronze, with a winged out, smudged blue liner. Also added a midtone coral blush from Bobbi Brown.

So, I have a confession to make, in general I don’t like Bobbi Brown at all, but her Cabana Corals collection is the first one EVER that I have wanted to try, especially that Nectar Shimmer Brick!!!!!! I used her Pot Rouge and its great for people with dry skin, or who do not wear foundation. Also oranges and blues work really well together, so I paired a darker blue with a paler coral cheek colour.

I also cut just above the crease (one of the things I learned at TMS), which opens up the eye even more.

Here’s what I used:

  • TFSI
  • M.A.C. Pigment in Copperized (a greenish bronzey colour), all over the eyelid and crease
  • M.A.C Pigment in Museum Bronze (dark bronze), outer part of eye just above the crease, on the brow bone
  • M.A.C. Greasepaint stick in Below Ground (bronze), to define the shape of eye just above the crease
  • M.A.C. eye liner in Coffee (chocolate brown) to darken the GPS
  • M.A.C. eyeshadow in Cork, to blend out the brow bone and the lower inner 1/3 of lid
  • M.A.C. Pigment in Bell Bottom Blue (sea blue), to the outer 2/3 of lower lid
  • M.A.C. Kohl Power eyeliner in Feline
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama in Excessive Black
  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral
  • EOS lip balm

Enjoy!!!

FTC Disclosure: All products mentioned were purchased by Noire Tropical Beauty.  For more information, please see my Disclosure page.

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A few swatches and thoughts from M.A.C.'s Art Supplies Collection

This collection came out on April 1st in the U.S., and while I loooooooove the greasepaint sticks (seriously they were the best thing M.A.C. created in 2009!!), I don’t think you need to pick up every colour.  If you picked up the black one from the Style Black collection, or B (blue)or V (violet/purple) from the DSquared collection, you don’t need to pick these colours up from this collection.  They’re pretty close.  Also most of the colours are pretty dark, where Below Ground and Dirty are the only fairly light ones.  These GPSs make great bases and after they have set, they don’t crease or rub off.  Works especially well with mineralize eye shadows and those with oily lids.  They can also be used as liners or by themselves as eye shadows.  I hope M.A.C. makes these permanent! Ahem!…..M.A.C., yuh hearin’ me…!

Seriously, these are good, and I hope they bring out some lighter colours, along with some matte shades.

Top Row (L to R): Industrial, Petrol Blue, Undercurrent, GPS (L to R) - Slick Black, Below Ground, Brown Now, Greengrease, Charred Mauve, Zinc Zone, Dirty.

Must haves: Below Ground (this is a gorgeous bronze, great for summer and it replaces my Gentil Lentil shadestick), Zinc Zone (wonderful steely grey –  for the not black but sultry smokey eye).

Overall Grade: A-

(only because I wanted more variety!!!)

Maybes:

As for the Pearlglides, they are brightly pigmented and Petrol and are absolutely gorgeous.  I did not get any of them as they are NOT safe for use in the waterline !:-(

Overall Grade: B+

(Not waterline safe!)

I did not swatch the Prolongwear Lipstain Markers, because I heard a lot of not so good reviews on them. Apparently they don’t last that long at all and you have to wear a lip balm underneath as they are super drying…so they were a no go for me.  I think there are cheaper alternatives like the Covergirl markers or the ones from Avon’s Mark line.

For my Trinis: These should be coming out within the next 2 weeks or so at the M.A.C. store at West Mall.  Usually the collections come out on a Saturday, so call to find out, cuz they will sell out early!!!! Doh say ah didn’t warn yuh!!!

Until next time….laters!!!!!

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